Food calories affect the body very differently depending on their source and the overall context in which they are consumed. This article explains why not all calories are equal.
Some athletes use the off-season as a license to go off the deep end with their habits and food choices. It may seem like gaining an extra 15+ pounds in the off-season is no big deal, but it can make starting back into training and your regular nutrition routine very difficult.
This article provides a platform for the ingredients recommended for optimal energy levels and peak performance during endurance training and racing.
All too often, the holiday season can be a challenging time when it comes to body weight and body fat %. It is very common to hear individuals say, “I gained 10- 15 over the holidays!”
A runner grapples with the cancellation of the New York Marathon due to Hurricane Sandy.
Most of the year athletes maintain a strict diet, eat only healthy foods and even count calories. This keeps you lean and fast, but from my experience, I know it can also add stress to your already stressful lifestyle.
According to Dr. Tanaka, a highly respected researcher, there is little to no scientific evidence that swimming is good for your health. Swimmers tend to be “fatter” than other athletes, especially ultra-distance swimmers.
While processed recovery drinks, chocolate milk, and the like may be convenient and effective, some of the best nutrients for post-workout recovery should come in the form of whole foods.
A while back I wrote a piece on How to Nail Down a Fueling Strategy. One of the points I made was to dial in the calories, and I suggested a trial and error method in finding the right amount to eat during an event.
Fitness and nutrition expert Dr. Rick Kattouf shares the five stages to achieving your optimium body composition (target body fat percentage) through proper nutrition, weight training, and training by heart rate zones.
As a die-hard Paleo endurance athlete, I have a real problem with the idea that almost all the pre-race day dinners hosted at races are largely, if not entirely, focused on pasta and bread!
When converting to a Paleo Lifestyle, many people find breakfast to be the most challenging time of day to eat within the Paleo Realm.
Coach Cindy Stonesmith tells us the importance of staying hydrated, explains how to calculate the amount of water you need, and gives some great tips on how to make sure you get it all in.
As an endurance athlete, are you getting the nutrients you need? Find out which micronutrients you should care about, how to track your consumption, and how to start a food diary using TrainingPeaks.
Despite the commonness of the use of sugar in sports drinks, there is a great deal of confusion regarding the effects of these ingredients. Here’s the straight dope on sugar in sports drinks.
Question: I keep reading about how Zone 2 training is crucial in base building, but after reading Power Training Levels by Andrew Coggan, and seeing how much more beneficial Zone 3 is to Zone 2, I am wondering if I am wasting valuable training time. My goal is to maximize my body’s ability to burn fat as a primary fuel, so my question is: Would it be more beneficial to train primarily in Zone 3 as opposed to my current plan of training 70% of my time in Zone 2? Thanks!Answer: If
Is iron really that important for endurance athletes? How can you tell if you may have an iron deficiency, and what are some sources of iron?
While your body "crying for calories" is often a sign that you *should* be increasing overall food intake, you need to be careful with the type of things you may be consuming along with your "healthy" snack foods.
Endurance athletes are commonly advised to aim for a target of 60 percent of carbohydrate in their daily diet. Just how much merit is there in this rule of thumb?
Fat is the victim of an unfortunate name. It is all too easy to believe that eating fat makes a person fat.